Agriculture in California

Los Angeles Farm Bureau (posted 10/3/11)

Ag Day LA, educational event hosted by the Los Angeles Farm Bureau, (posted 10/3/11)

Detailed data on people, production, international trade and the horticulture industries in the United States, Canada and Mexico (posted 7/19/11)

California data from USDA ERS on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities and exports (updated 7/22/11).

Agricultural Organizations in UC

Biotechnology Program UC Davis

Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR), University of California

Food Safe Program, UC Davis

Agriculture & Farming

New Web Tool Allows Users to Visualize, Analyze Agriculture Data (posted 10/29/14)


USGS maps and database of county-level use estimates for 459 pesticides (posted 5/23/13)

U.S. Certified Organic Production 2011 (posted 10/9/12).

U.S. Drought 2012: Farm and Food Impacts. USDA Economic Research Service (posted 7/24/12)

Information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics and other data. (posted 4/18/11)

USDA National Organic Program Handbook (Feb. 2011) contains information to clarify existing Federal organic requirements and offers best practices to comply (posted 2/7/11).

Provides crop composition database on natural nutrient variability of conventionally grown corn, soybeans and cotton seed (posted 10/19/10).

County-level demographic profiles of U.S. farm and ranch operators (by ethnic group and gender) from the 2007 Census of Agriculture (posted 11/23/09).

2008 Organic Production Survey - U.S. organic farms and ranches have higher average sales and higher average production expenses than U.S. farms overall. (posted 2/9/10).

Animal Biotechnology

CAST Report - Safety of Meat, Milk, and Eggs from Animals Fed Crops Derived from Modern Biotechnology. Issue Paper Number 34, July 2006.
Summarizes data for assessing safety of meat, milk, eggs from animals fed biotechnology-derived crops expressing agronomic traits (link goes to press release and order information for PDF; free to CAST members)

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). 2011. The Science and Regulation of Food from Genetically Engineered Animals. CAST Commentary QTA2011-2. CAST, Ames, Iowa. (posted 7/13/11).


Biotechnology Information


Genetically engineered corn varieties by State and United States, 2000-2011

Genetically engineered upland cotton varieties by State and United States, 2000-2011

Genetically engineered soybean varieties by State and United States, 2000-2011

International Life Sciences Institute
Provides up-to-date information on the natural variability in composition of conventional crops and provides a reference for comparing composition of new crop varieties, including those developed through biotechnology.

ICGEB database on biosafety studies: Extensive bibliography of biosafety references from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. 2007

International Food Information Council, Washington, D.C., 2011 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health.

Information Systems for Biotechnology
Information on field testing locations and crops, deregulated crops.

Oregon State University Outreach in Biotechnology


Food & Food Safety


International Biotechnology

International Organizations

Institute of Food Science & Technology. 2008. Statement on genetic modification and food. September 2008 (links directly to PDF).


European Food Safety Authority "Guidance on the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants"(June 2010)

European Food Safety Authority "Guidance for risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified plants" (May 2011)

European Food Safety Authority guidance on the submission of applications for authorisation of genetically modified food and feed and genetically modified plants for food or feed uses (July 2011)

Report detailing current limitations in assessing socio-economic implications of cultivation of GM crops in the EU (posted 4/26/11)

List of currently active Environmental Use Permits for Plant-Incorporated Protectants, pesticidal substances produced by plants and the genetic material necessary for the plant to produce the substance.

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